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Kansas City blows out Cincinnati Bengals after losing to New England in previous week

Tristan Allen, Editor-in-Chief

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Patrick Mahomes, quarterback, set a record as he led the Kansas City Chiefs to a blowout against the Cincinatti Bengals 45-10 on Sunday, Oct. 21.

Mahomes made four touchdown passes in the game. He now has 22 touchdown passes through his first eigtht games, which is one more than Kurt Warner, former quarterback and previous record holder, had in 1999.

In addition to the four touchdown passes, Mahomes completed 28 of his 39 passes for 358 yards and one interception. He also ran for 45 yards on four carries.

Kareem Hunt, Chiefs running back, also had quite a night. He had 86 rushing yards on 15 carries and 55 receiving yards on five receptions, scored three touchdowns and also broke several tackles. Spencer Ware, Chiefs running back, had 59 rushing yards on eight carries and 30 receiving yards on three receptions. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs wide receiver, ran for eight yards on two carries. In the end, Kansas City ran for 198 yards on 29 carries.

Travis Kelce, Chiefs tight end, was only targeted five times, but he was very efficient, catching all of his passes for 95 yards. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs wide receiver, finally woke up this season and received for 74 yards on four receptions. Hill received for 68 yards on seven receptions. He would have received for over 100 yards if Mahomes did not underthrow the ball to him in the third quarter and record an interception. Demetrius Harris, Chiefs tight end, received a 17-yard touchdown. In total, The Chiefs received for 358 yards on 28 targets.

The hometown crowd appeared to help the Kansas City defense: they held the Bengals to 174 passing yards and 65 rushing yards, which was the lowest and second lowest performances against the Chiefs. They also recorded their second pick six of the year, courtesy of Ron Parker, safety, and sacked Andy Dalton, Bengals quarterback, twice.

Harrison Butker, Chiefs kicker, missed a 53-yard field goal late in the first quarter, which was his first miss of the season, but he made his other field goal later in the second quarter.

Dustin Colquitt, Chiefs punter, did not see any action, due to the stellar offensive showing by Kansas City.

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